Professor Johnson has been a faculty member at the Colorado School of Mines since 2005 and is jointly appointed with the NWTC. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher and held various student positions at NREL from 2001 to 2005. Katie's research interests are centered on control systems and control applications, especially wind energy. Some of her wind energy control projects include controlling the wake to increase the energy capture of wind plants using coordinated turbine control, lidar-based feed forward control strategies for load reduction and energy capture improvements on wind turbines, research in wind turbine fault detection and fault-tolerant control, and an analysis of the use of wind turbine control for grid support.


Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Clarkson University